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Dukes Fall to Pitt in Annual City Game
Junior Loui Hall had 19 points and seven rebounds
 
Junior Loui Hall had 19 points and seven rebounds
 

Nov. 30, 2005

Box Score

Duquesne dropped an 82-69 decision to cross town rival Pitt in a non-conference match-up Wednesday evening at the Petersen Events Center - ending the Dukes' five-game winning streak over the Panthers. Loui Hall netted a team-best 19 points and added seven rebounds in the loss. Also hitting double figures for DU were Brittany Warren with 13 and Aiga Bautre with 11. Nicole Sinclair grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. The Panthers were led by Maddy Brown's 21 points and a double-double from Marcedes Walker who posted 19 points and 11 rebounds.

The squads traded baskets to open play before the Panthers ran off a 7-0 run to take an 11-5 edge at 17:10. Bautre notched a three pointer to cut the lead to an 8-11 reach and followed with another shot from downtown to bring the contest to spark a 9-0 Dukes' run for a 17-13 lead at 14:44. The Panthers then hit just 1 of 4 from the charity stripe, but ended up with a 10-0 run and regained the lead with a 23-17 edge with 9:34 ticking. Hall's bucket at 6:41 put the Dukes within a 20-25 reach. Jocelyn Chandler tied the game at 25-25 with a Duquesne three pointer, but the Panthers responded with a three of their own for a 28-25 margin. Brittany Warren got the Dukes to a 29-30 reach, but five unanswered put the Panthers up 35-30 with 3:11 ticking. A put-back from Walker gave Pitt a 37-31 advantage and Duquesne would conclude the frame outscoring the host 4-1 for a 35-38 deficit at the break.

 

 

Both squads shot .400 for the first frame with the Dukes hitting .429 (12-28) and the Panthers hit .455 (15-33). Pitt had a poor performance from the line hitting just 4-11 attempts and Duquesne hit 7-8. Pitt held a 20-19 rebounding edge.

Hall put the Dukes on the board to open the second frame and give the Dukes' a 37-38 reach, but the Panthers executed a 9-0 run for a 47-37 lead - the first double-digit lead of the game. Pitt held a 55-41 lead at 14:44 after a three point goal by Karlyle Lim and they held their largest lead of the game (16 points, 62-45) with 9:55 on the clock. Duquesne's Malgorzata Flaga and Hall scored to give get the Dukes within a 50-62 edge with 8:44 ticking, but would not get closer than a 10-point reach with the last being a 55-65 deficit at 7:04. The Dukes would suffer the wrath of turnovers and poor free throw shooting while Pitt's pressure defense kept the Red & Blue in the final half of the second stanza. Pitt held a 74-57 lead as 3:54 remained - seven of which came from the free throw line. The Panthers would go on to take the 82-69 final and snap the Dukes' five-game winning steak in the cross-town series.

Duquesne out-shot the Panthers' .482 (27-56) to .412 (28-68) from the field, but were out-rebounded 44-37 for the game.

The Dukes are back in action this Saturday hosting Akron in a 2:00 pm non-conference bout at the Palumbo Center.

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